Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of David Weiner. Interview conducted by Hopkins, Casey at Martin Memorial Health Center.

Log

2:55 Birth/early family life/father; 4:11 Navy father; 4:30 High school/early anecdote of wanting to join the Army; 5:38 Benefits of service; 6:36 Delayed Entry Program; 7:40 Reasons for joining the Army/Early Days of training. Differences in New York South Carolina culture; 10:15 Camaraderie of the Army, More memories from basic training. First enlistment as a communications Specialist; 11:40 First taste of military life/Grenade course; 14:00 Basic at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina/Ft. Gordon in Georgia. First post at Ft. Meade, Maryland for the 519 MP Battalion; 15:01 First trips abroad/ Reserves/ Reenlistment/ Change to Special Forces. Jumping out of planes/E4 Specialist/54 jumps; 17:24 First experience in Iraq/Supporting Infantry Groups. Time with the 82nd in South America/ War on Drugs/ Gulf War; 18:41 Strongest memories of Iraq in the first Gulf War. Things to take away from military; 19:45 Relationships formed in service and time in Iraq. Being the new guy in the 112th Signal Battalion/Other deployments; 22:25 Life after Iraq/Korean and South American Deployments; 22:25 Life after Service/Car crash that ended his military career. Medical retirement/ Slow, depressing recovery; 1:25 Adjustment to civilian world/Finding a job; 5:00 Feelings on 9/11, wanting to reenlist. Thoughts on the second Iraq War and Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden; 31:15:00 Supporting the troops. If you don't stand behind your troops, stand in front of them; 32:05:00 Veterans groups/Feelings and concerns on joining Veteran's group at first. After effects of career-ending injury.

Date of Birth

1970-11-02

Place of Birth

Huntington (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unspecified

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War; Operation Just Cause, Panama

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1988-08-01

1999-08-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

519th Military Police Battalion; 18th Airborne Corps; HHC 504th PIR; 82nd Battalion; 112th Signal Special

Location of Service

Fort Jackson (S.C.); Fort Gordon (Ga.); Fort Meade (Md.); Washington (D.C.); New Hampshire; Iraq

Highest Rank

Unspecified

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Army Service Ribbon; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional; Development Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Good Conduct Medal; Army Overseas Service Ribbon

Achievements

Paratrooper; Combat Medic; Heavy Weapons Specialist

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Huntington

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Hopkins, Casey

Interview Date

4-5-2013

Location of Interview

Martin Memorial Health Center.

Subjects

Weiner, David F.; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Hopkins, Casey

Length of Interview

34 Minutes, 35 Seconds

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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